Surfing in NSW


Visit the beautiful NSW coastline for incredible surf and blockbuster events. NSW's Summer of Surfing calendar promises outstanding action from the spectacular North Coast to the beautiful South Coast, making it the perfect time to hit the road and enjoy a surf-inspired holiday.

  • Killcare Beach
  • Jack Duggan, Vissla Great Lakes Pro Image; Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series

NSW Summer of Surfing

Stretching more than 2,000km, the NSW coastline is home to some of the world's best surf beaches. Thrilling tournaments also hit the waves this summer, with NSW Pro-Surf Series events on the NSW North Coast, Central Coast and in Sydney. Newcastle is home to the legendary Surfest and nudie Australian Boardriders Battle

Visit beautiful Manly Beach in Sydney for more action with the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro.  Grab a board and explore these spectacular surfing areas. A register of Australia's iconic surf beaches is kept by the National Surfing Reserves and the following NSW beaches are on the list:

The North Coast features some of the best surfing beaches in Australia. White, long sandy stretches emphasised by the bluest of waters highlight the naturally beautiful coast and the many awesome breaks within it. Start off in Byron Bay, a laid-back town with plenty of outdoor adventures.

Things to do include kayaking with Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay and Cape Byron Kayaks to see bottlenose dolphins and whales. You’ll find a huge range of places to stay at busy Byron.

Justine Dupont Surfing

The beaches of the Central Coast of NSW are spread out from just north of Sydney to Newcastle, where you'll find Merewether Beach. Some of the best surfing in the Central Coast can be found at North Avoca, and the consistent waves of Terrigal are a good place to take a surfing lesson.

Fishing, surfing, boating and kayaking are all available, with equipment available to rent at Avoca and other beachside towns.

South of Sydney, from Stanwell Park to Wollongong to Shellharbour to Eden, there are many excellent surf beaches. The South Coast offers unmatched beauty with ideal surf breaks for beginners and powerful waves for the more advanced surfer. Surf Camp Australia is based at Gerroa.

South Smoky Beach, Hat Head. Image courtesy of Kempsey Shire Council

Rent a car or a campervan in Sydney from companies such as Mighty Cars and Campers and Camperman Australia, and drive to secluded surfing spots like Mystics and The Farm at Shellharbour. Werri Beach at Gerringong, south of Kiama, has point breaks at both ends of the beach plus a beachside campground and a youth hostel.

My Favourite Breaks in NSW - Connor O’Leary
Ace Buchan on Surfing
My Home Break in NSW - Matt Wilkinson
  1. Surfest Newcastle Australia

    Saturday 20 January to Sunday 25 February 2018, Newcastle

    Surfest Newcastle Australia 2018 is Australia's biggest festival of surfing and provides a wide array of action in and out of the water for locals and visitors.The 33rd year of the festival sees 11...

    20 Jan -25Feb
  2. Vissla Sydney Surf Pro

    Saturday 24 February to Sunday 4 March 2018, Manly

    The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro is bringing top level, international surfing back to the iconic Manly Beach in 2018. Over 20 countries will be represented in local, junior and World Surf League Qualifying Series 6000...

    24 Feb -04Mar
  3. Vissla Central Coast Pro presented by Slimes

    Wednesday 7 March to Sunday 11 March 2018, Avoca Beach

    Promising professional surfers from all over the world can look forward to four new World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 events, when the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series kicks off on the NSW coastline...

    07 Mar -11Mar

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